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The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers

zhuhai-ctc-electronic-to-unveil-affordable-sla-3d-printer-2 The eagle-eyed among you will notice something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design – from the removable build plate to the jolly front button – is a direct homage to the Formlabs Form 1. One could assume, therefore, that the Riverside should (and does) print 3D objects as well as the Form 1 and should be a comparable product. Read More

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John Biggs

June 29th

Gadgets

New Process Can Print Stretchy Electronics Onto Your Clothes

94230_web Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a single-step process to print conductive material on cloth, allowing manufacturers to build stretchable wearables that can test vital signs like heart rate and muscle contraction. From the release: Now, Professor Takao Someya’s research group at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Engineering has developed an… Read More

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John Biggs

June 26th

Gadgets

Could This 1970s Patek Philippe Be The Inspiration For The Apple Watch?

Apple-Watch-Omega-Speedmaster-Patek-Philippe-Comparison-Review-aBlogtoWatch-10 In what could be the most interesting conspiracy theory of the morning, the folks at ABlogToWatch have found a watch that could have been the inspiration for Apple Watch. It’s a Patek Philippe Ellipse Ref. 3582 (3582G) made in the 1970s and usually sold through high end watch stores. The piece, which is amazingly rare in white gold, almost perfectly matches the case shape of the Apple… Read More

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John Biggs

June 26th

Apple

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Now They’ve Gone And Stuck Android Onto A Graphing Calculator

nexus2cee_CIAONytUEAAMPnl_thumb Today in our ongoing series of people putting one thing into another thing, we present Android running on a Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX, a robust graphing calculator popular with the pre-calc set. The calculator has about 100MB of storage and 64MB of RAM but has enough power to run Android 1.6 aka Donut. Obviously you’re not going to make very many calls using your graphic calculator… Read More

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John Biggs

June 25th

Gadgets

Lenovo Announces A $130 Windows PC In A Stick

lenovo-ideacentre-stick-300_story If you’ve ever wanted to plug a Windows machine into your TV for a little hot and heavy Excel slinging, you’re in luck. Lenovo has just announced a $130 stick, the Ideacenter Stick 300, that connects to any display via HDMI. These single-stick computers are nothing new but this one has an Intel Baytrail Z3735F CPU, 2GB of RAM, and up to 32GB of storage. It also has a built-in… Read More

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John Biggs

June 24th

Gadgets

Windows

Watch Mac OS 7.5.5 Running On An Apple Watch

Mac_OS_7_6_1 Nick Lee, a dedicated programmer with access to WatchOS 2.0, has ported Mac OS 7.5.5 to his wrist. That’s right: the OS you used in the 1990s to make your zine can look keel can now boot – albeit slowly – on your Apple Watch. He used Mini VMac, an “early Mac emulator,” and recompiled it for the Watch. Can the Watch actually run these sorts of programs well? Sure.… Read More

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John Biggs

June 24th

Apple

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The LightFreq Square2 Lets You Rock Out With Your Lights On

ppqo0kb0rawuv1jv9l0r Your speaker is in my lightbulb! No, your lightbulb is in my speaker! Thanks to the new LightFreq Square2, we’re both right. The Square2 is a lightbulb with built-in speaker and intercom. To use it you simply unscrew your current lightbulbs and screw in the Square2. Then, via the app, you can stream music to each lightbulb separately or all of them simultaneously and even talk to other… Read More

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John Biggs

June 23rd

Gadgets

How Clifford Stoll Sells Klein Bottles From Under His House

Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 4.31.48 PM Clifford Stoll wrote one of my favorite books, The Cuckoo’s Egg, and then went a little goofy about the future of the Internet. But that’s OK because Cliff now sells Klein Bottles, “a one-sided surface which, if traveled upon, could be followed back to the point of origin while flipping the traveler upside down,” from his home. The most interesting thing, however, is… Read More

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John Biggs

June 23rd

Gadgets

TC Makers: Kinova Robotics Gives The Disabled A Helping Hand

Kinova Robotics Evolution Montreal-based Kinova Robotics was founded in part because of one man – the founder’s uncle, Jaco, a disabled inventor who created a manipulator for his wheelchair out of a hot dog pincher, some microswitches, and some complex electronics. This early attempt, while primitive, was the basis for a whole series of amazing – and amazingly useful – robotic arms.… Read More

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John Biggs

June 22nd

Gadgets

3D-Printed Wheels Give Bubbles Her Mobility Back

F7I2LZMIATHFEXJ.MEDIUM Another day, another cute dog with a new lease on life thanks to 3D-printed wheels. Today we meet Bubbles, a Dachshund born without front legs. Her owner, Trevor Byers, noticed she was missing her legs when she was in the whelping box and was concerned for her quality of life. However, as she grew, it became clear that little Bubbles could be happy if only she had some sort of wheelchair on… Read More

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John Biggs

June 22nd

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